Orthodontics in Petaluma, CA

Your smile is an important part of how you greet your world.

Many people find a beautiful smile adds to one’s self-esteem, self-confidence and affects how others relate to you on a daily basis. A healthy, good looking smile is as important at age 60 as it is at age 16. Whether adult or child, we live in a competitive world and a great smile can help you succeed in life.

Unfortunately, not everyone is born with beautiful teeth. Crooked teeth or spaces between the teeth may be a source of embarrassment. More than that, improperly aligned teeth can also lead to tooth decay and many other dental and painful jaw disorders.

The goal of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile and a good bite, meaning straight teeth that fit well and work with the teeth in the opposite jaw. Having straight teeth and a good bite actually decreases the risk of future and potentially costly dental problems. Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. Teeth that don’t fit well together (malocclusion) can cause tooth enamel to wear abnormally, difficulty in chewing and speaking and excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissue.

Today, adults account for one in every five orthodontic patients. The advance of technology has given us a number of options for orthodontic treatments. Besides traditional metal braces, tooth-colored braces, braces that go behind the teeth, clear aligners (Invisalign) and other devices give you and your orthodontist a number of ways to give you that beautiful healthy smile.

When should you talk to an orthodontist?

If you recognize any of these signs or concerns in your child or yourself, it might be time to schedule a consultation.

  • You want the best for your family
  • You want a beautiful smile
  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
  • Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don’t meet at all
  • Protruding teeth
  • Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed
  • Mouth breathing
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Speech difficulty
  • Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Sucking the thumb or fingers, or other oral habits
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Inability to comfortably close lips
  • You feel a great smile will improve your self-esteem and self-confidence

At PDG, we are here to help!

Our Orthodontist, Dr Timothy Irish, will be happy to talk with you and guide you as to whether braces or Invisalign (clear braces) would be beneficial for you or your children.

We offer:

  • Esthetic (clear) braces
  • Metal braces with colorful ties
  • Invisalign Clear Braces (a preferred provider)
  • Retainers with special designs
  • Preventative care for children
  • Comprehensive care for teens
  • Care for adults of all ages

Call our office at 707-762-0067 to schedule your complimentary consultation!

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